Every character in the Griffin family is essential to Family Guy, but it's safe to say that none of them are as iconic as Stewie. Sure, Brian is the straight man who says what we're all thinking and Meg is the infinite punching bag of the series, but Stewie is one of the single most recognizable and greatest cartoon characters ever created. Since Family Guy's debut in 1999, Stewie has been a lot of things, from a homosexual caricature to a homicidal maniac to a British baby that the rest of the Griffins may or may not be able to understand. But as he's cycled through all of those personalities Stewie Griffin has remained one thing; hilarious.
Some of the best Family Guy episodes are the ones that are completely Stewie-centric, as they are often classics that show off the best of what Family Guy can be. While fans and former fans of the show can complain about quality decline over the show's 17 seasons, the best Stewie episodes always feel like classic Family Guy.
So let's grab our ray gun, eat some cool whip, and hope that victory is ours, because it's time to rank the best Stewie episodes of Family Guy.
Stewie starts hitting the gym with Peter after Joe's infant daughter beats him up. A trainer offers Stewie steroids and he quickly develops huge muscles and a lot of aggression which is mostly directed at Brian. When Stewie stops taking the drugs, Brian seeks revenge.
Peter: My baby boy got beat up by a girl!
Stewie: What was weird was that she was crying, but the way she was standing over me made it look like I was crying, which was weird.
Stewie: [singing] I got veins. They carry blood all over my baddy [Stops singing]. That's how John Mayer would say it. Baddy. I'm really into him right now. You'd better be okay with it!
Brian: Stewie, you look gross. You look like Lou Ferrigno's poop!
Stewie: I look like a guy who's been hitting the gym!
Brian: It has nothing to do with the gym, you're on drugs!
Stewie: It doesn't matter how you find the pot of gold, B to the rian. All that matters is that you beat the leprechauns.
Brian: That doesn't make any sense.
Stewie: It doesn't have to make sense when you look like this!
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- Original Airing: Apr 26 2009
- Season: Family Guy - Season 7
- Episode Number: 13
- Photo: FOX
Brian and Stewie stow away on a flight to Europe so that they can visit the set of Jolly Farm Revue, but end up stranded in Saudi Arabia. The duo decide to continue on to London and they travel by camel, hot air balloon, and train. Stewie is devastated when he learns that Jolly Farm is a set and the characters are actors so he and Brian return to Quahog.
Stewie: [in an Amsterdam] The only reason we die, is because we accept death as an inevitability.
Stewie: Spit spot, Albert Hall, meat and two veg, Big Ben, Dave Clark Five, Spam and eggs, a baby's arm holding an apple, pip pip, cheerio.
Stewie: [voiceover as Brian reads a letter] Dear stupid dog, I've gone to live with the children on Jolly Farm. Good-bye forever, Stewie. P.S. I never got a chance to return that sweater Lois gave me for Christmas. Um, I left the receipt on top of my bureau. I'm probably over the thirty-day return limit but I'm sure if you make a fuss they'll give you at least store credit or something. It's actually not a horrible sweater. It's just, I can't imagine when I'll ever wear it, you know? I also left a button on the bureau. I'm not sure what it goes to but I can never bring myself to throw a button away. I know as soon as I do, I'll find the garment it goes to, and then it'll... Wait a minute. Actually, could it have been from the sweater? Did that sweater have buttons? Well, I should wrap this up before I start to ramble. Again, good-bye forever. P.P.S. You know, it might actually be a little chilly in London. I'm actually going to take the sweater.
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- Original Airing: Feb 07 2002
- Season: Family Guy - Season 3
- Episode Number: 20
- Photo: FOX
Stewie is disappointed to find out that his older self, referred to as “Stu,” is a 35-year-old virgin who lives in a disorderly hotel room and has a pedestrian job at the Circuit Shack. Stewie attempts to help Stu better his life, but he only makes matters worse. This episode is the third installment of Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story.
Stewie: You will not call them Mommy and Daddy! It's Lois and the Fat Man, do you understand me?
Stewie: All right, that's it! I could handle the crappy apartment and the pedestrian job, but now you're telling me I'm a 35 year-old ''Parade'' magazine reading virgin? Well you sir are pathetic! So forget about sending me back, because I'm not leaving until we do a complete overhaul on this sad thing you call "our life."
Stewie: Smells like Head and Shoulders, but you don't have dandruff.
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- Episode Number: 30
Go Stewie GoPhoto: Fox
Stewie creates an alter ego after he learns his favorite show, Jolly Farm Revue, is only auditioning girls. As Karina Smirnoff, Stewie wins the role. He falls in love with a costar and reveals his true identity during a live show.
Stewie: I don't think that guy's right for her. Do you see the way he treats her?
Brian: What do you care?
Stewie: Because...I think I'm in love with her. Whenever I'm with her, it makes my band-aid start to peel off.
Brian: What are you talking about?
Stewie: I'm talking about my thing. Gotta hide it for the camera. Instead of tucking, I just push it in like a button and put a band-aid over it.
Brian: What kind of band-aid?
Stewie: Big one. Big giant one. Nah, just one of those little dots you put on a shot.
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- Original Airing: Mar 14 2010
- Season: Family Guy - Season 8
- Episode Number: 13